Whale Lake

Whale Lake

Whale Lake (named for its distinctive shape) sits just outside the southwestern edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park, in between Canim Lake and Mahood Lake. There is a forest recreation site on the eastern edge of the lake that can be accessed by a short backpack of 3.8...
Helinox Chair One Review

Helinox Chair One Review

In the summer of 2014 I did it. I actually bought a chair to take backpacking. After many years of planting myself on logs, rocks, stumps, and a variety of other surfaces, I decided it was time to step up to something a bit more comfortable. I hate to admit it, but as...
Brazeau Loop Trail – Jasper National Park

Brazeau Loop Trail – Jasper National Park

In the summer of 2013, we elected to make Jasper National Park’s famed Brazeau Loop Trail our longest backpack trip of the season. This trail is considered the “grand tour” of the southern part of the park and winds its way through a diverse...
Rockwall Trail – Kootenay National Park

Rockwall Trail – Kootenay National Park

While we can say with confidence that most of our trips work out as expected, there have been some that did not work out quite as planned. One such trip was our backpacking experience on the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park in 2012. It started with bad spring...